Heimaey, Iceland, View from Eldfell volcano. Small town next to the Sea with small but high Islands.

Heimaey - Lava and History Walk

Visit a fort, old buildings, the local folk museum, and learn about the volcanic eruption in 1973.

Included in your cruise
  • Learn about the Eldfell volcano that erupted on the island in 1973 and its history
  • On a lava walk, understand more about volcanic eruptions, and how new land is formed
  • Visit the old fort, Skansinn, and learn about its intriguing history
  • Admire stunning hilltop views and visit the Sagnheimar Folk Museum
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

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  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions.

Historic sites revealed  

Heimaey is part of Vestmannaeyjar – an archipelago rich in history and natural beauty. On a guided walk you’ll visit Skansinn, a replica of a fort built on the orders of a Danish king. Admire the wooden church and Landlyst, one of Heimaey’s oldest buildings, then walk to see lava formed during Eldfell’s volcanic eruption before visiting the Sagnheimar Folk Museum in the town centre.  

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions.

  • Walking information: Approximately 2 km / Paved and gravel ground.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.